• Welcome

    The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada's leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society. Read More
  • Resources

    We provide credible public information and resources that support the advancement of Canadian values, identity, and the mutuality of citizenship rights and responsibilities. Read More
  • News

    We research and report, and give voice to, the current issues that impact Canada’s democratic principles and multiculturalism policies. Read More
  • The Our Canada Project

    Constructing a national framework for dialogue on Canadian values through culture, faith and identity Read More
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  • July 1: National Aboriginal Day, followed by Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day culminated with Canada Day. Read More
  • August 15: National Acadian Day, officially observed since 2003. Acadian leaders set the date of this celebration in 1881.
  • September 7: Labour Day/Fête du Travail has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s.
  • September 8: International Literacy Day – Literacy is a human right and a means for social and human development.
  • June 24: Saint-Jean- Baptiste aka La Fête Nationale des Québécois, celebrating French language and culture. Read More
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  • National Acadian Day, officially observed on August 15 since 2003, was first set by Acadian leaders as a day of celebration in 1881. It is a time to reflect on the origin, history and culture of Acadians, and celebrate the
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  • TORONTO, June 30, 2015 / CNW / – The period of celebration starting from National Aboriginal Day, followed by Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day will culminate tomorrow with the festivities surrounding Canada Day. The CRRF encourages all Canadians to take the opportunity
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  • June 24th is an important date for Francophones in Canada. « Saint-Jean- Baptiste » aka « La Fête Nationale des Québécois » celebrates French language, culture(s), and the contributions of the Quebec Nation and of Francophones across the country as an official language community.
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  • TORONTO, June 2, 2015 / CNW / - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF)'s recent survey on Views of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, conducted by Leger Marketing, indicates that almost half of all Canadians are concerned about relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
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  • June: 150 Stories celebrating National Aboriginal History Month and National Aboriginal Day. Read More
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  • Cross-Canada workshops for diversity champions – final locations and dates now being posted. Register now to reserve your space. Read More
  • Six symposia, organized in partnership with regional partners – bringing everyone into the conversation about Canadian values! Read More
  • A six-city series! Celebrating the individual and collective success of Canadian Cities as hubs of diversity and models of inclusion, while identifying emerging challenges. Read More
  • The CRRF is pleased to report that a conference on harmful cultural practices will be organized in short order. Read More
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Cross-Canada Workshop: Edmonton

September 9, 2015: Full-day professional development workshop focuses on faith and belonging. Read More

Living Together Symposium: Whitehorse

Call for regional partners now open. Contact Suren Nathan for details. Read More

Living Together Symposium: Yellowknife

Call for regional partners now open. Contact Suren Nathan for details. Read More
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Programs

Through collaboration with communities, organizations and people across Canada, the CRRF works to promote a deeper sense of Canadian identity for all Canadians by strengthening our understanding and acceptance of Canadian values, promoting Canadian identity and recognizing the responsibilities of good citizenship.

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New in the Clearinghouse!


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:
New category and resources >

Glossary Updated

Aboriginal Peoples: Terms revised and new terms added

Best Practices

2014 Award Recipients and Honourable Mentions –Browse 

  • The Urban Agenda

  • eRACE Virtual Book Club

  • Best Practices

  • National Symposium 2016

  • Resource Database

  • Workshops, Symposia

  • Youth Engagement

  • Capturing the Pulse of the Nation

  • Awards

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The Our Canada Project

Ten national initiatves dedicated to exploring Canadian values, faith and identity in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial.

  • The Our Canada Project

  • Report on Canadian Values

  • Diversity Champions: Cross-Canada Workshops

  • In the Classroom

  • Symposia: Living Together

  • Coming in January 2016: Lived Experience

  • Coming in January 2017: Lessons Learned

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Write a story!

What are you doing this summer? Share your story and be part of the CRRF's 150 Stories collection!

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Call for Papers

Sharpen your pencils! Directions Call for Papers welcome until August 31.

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Announcement: New Board Member

Kandy Samsundar is a strong believer in giving back to the community.

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